Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware Player and Workstation

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Today. I’ll show you how to Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware Player and Workstation.

You can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based and Amd proccesor with a program called VMware Player . VMware Player is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for home use and free Version. VMware is a useful tool that allows you run different operating systems Windows, Linux, Ubuntu and Mac OS X. You can drag and drop files from windows and put it in Mac OS X. You can use Internet and download Apps.

Niresh’s was the only free distro which was released for Mac OS X, since the iAtkos Team decided to release their Mac OS X distro for specific hardware on donation basis. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD Niresh distro is install disks but change bootloader file and add hardware Kext. By replacing the files with Chameleon Boot and FakeSMC, then the VMware will boot the Install DVD (ISO File).

Yosemite Niresh AMD Processor Image

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Running MAC OS X 10.10 on your Windows desktop or Linux will take a bit of work, but it’s easy to do and the final product is awesome. To see what the whole setup will look like when you’re done, check out the video below. Follow the instructions below to set it up for yourself.

What all Required to Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware

CPU Processors: ( i3, i5 processors are more preferable).
Ram: 4 GB RAM (2,5 GB for VMware)
Hard-drive space: 20 GB
Display: Intel HD (or Higher)
OS: Windows (7 or 8 or 10) and Linux
MainBoard: Support Hardware Virtualization Technology (VT).

Steps to Use Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD Processor on VMware on Windows

Step 1: Extract Image File with Winrar or 7zip

Right Click Part1 then select Extract here:

Step 1: Extract image with Winrar

Step 1: Extract image with Winrar

Step 2: Install VMware Player or Workstation

This is VMware Player (free):

VMware Player

VMware Player

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine on VMware

Guest OS: Microsoft Windows
Version: Windows 8 x64
Virtual machine Name: Your Machine Name
Location: You can save file another harddisk.
Click Next > “Store Virtual Disk” > Next > Finish.

Choose OS  System:

Choose OS system

Choose OS system

Step 4: Add Bootloader AMD Disk and Yosemite Virtual Disk

Remove current Hard Disk:
> Click “Edit Virtual Machine Setting”
> Select Harddisk (Sata) Click Remove

Add Bootloader AMD Disk:
Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA
Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”
Browse: D:\…\ Bootload for AMD.vmdk

Add Bootloader AMD Disk

Add Bootloader AMD Disk

Add Yosemite Niresh Intel And AMD Disk.
Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA
Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”
Browse: D:\…\Mac OS X Yosemite Niresh Intel And AMD.vmdk

Add Yosemite Disk

Add Yosemite Disk

Make Sure First Boot is Bootloader AMD:

All Virtual Disk

All Virtual Disk

Step 5: Edit Your Virtual Machine

Memory: 2560 – 4096 MB or Higher
Processor: 2-16 Core.
Network: NAT

Step 6: Play Virtual Machine with Boot Flag (about 5 minute)

AMD, Haswell and HP Laptop users may have to use custom kernel in order to make the system boot & work properly
AMD Users : /amd
: /amd1
: /amd2
: /amd64
: /amd32 (its actually a 64 bit kernel)
: /amdfx (can also boot non FX Processors)
Haswell Users : /haswell
HP Laptops with Intel Processors : /hp or /hp1

To use a custom kernel you just have to type the correct kernel name listed in above
example to Boot with AMD kernel
just type : /amd
then press the Enter key




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115 Comments on "Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware Player and Workstation"


initail username and password please


I am able to access the mac os but it doesn’t ask me information (such as what country I am in or to create a profile). It takes me directly to the login screen and when I input my username and password it won’t accept it. I have tried using the other amd boots. what else can I do to be able to actually login?


hello i have this setup
amd fx8350 16gb RAM VMWare Player 12. I had been able to install yosemite 10.10 and i was able to boot using the /amd boot flag. However, once the system updated to 10.10.5, I started getting kernel panic error: waiting for remote debugger connection. /amd boot flag is not now working.


In the first stages of configuring the OS there is no internet connection available, though I have the NAT setting enabled in VMware. If I choose no Internet connection available, the config completes but then when trying to configure the network adapter in the Settings panel, all that is there is a Bluetooth adapter.


Mouse offset problem


Tried all bootflags, still getting stuck at the middle (AMD A6-6400K)


I am stuck at boot after entering name and password.Waited for 15min but nothing happened.
processor – amd a4-4000
motherboard – gigabyte
Any help appreciated!


Good guide, Thanks. But I have some problems with performanse. I installed tools but OS still work slow. My CPU is FX8350, Environment: VMware 12, Wondows 8.1


its a VM, its not gonna run fast at all. its mostly used if you need to open a CRITICAL application that your current OS cant open.


Hey, how do I install VMWare Tools?


You should choose darwin.iso in source for your virtual CD-drive. Go to “Edit vm settings” -> CD/DVD -> Connection area -> Select Use ISO image file and type C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Workstationdarwin.iso
After boot you can see vmware tools icon on your desktop


Tried all the flags, running AMD FX-9590, Guest system continues to shut down CPU. Anyone have thoughts?


Fixed this issue when you get to the boot menu and asked to type in the /amd ect. I was adding the semi-colon before the amd. as soon as I typed /amd and not : /amd it booted up and installed fine


ok i manage to get it running. However i’m using wireless connection on my PC.. how do i connect the MAc OS to network?
Additionally, is it possible to update this to latest version?


VMware can use NAT. The guest MacOX must have internet connection ffrom host OS by default

Loc Le

Dear all my friends,
I have successfully installed Niresh OS X Yosemite on VMware workstation pro 12 on my AMD laptop. Everything works fine except sound. The sound icon is always there, can be adjusted easily, but it produces no sound. I can play the mp4 video clips but only with the motion pictures, just like watching silent movies. Can any one help?

AMD A6 Vision 2 core
8GB Ram
windows 10 Home 64 bit
vmware workstation pro 12
Audio input : Internal microphone (IDT High Definition Audio Codec)
Audio output: Speakers/HP (IDT High Definition Audio Codec)

Alex M

I have the same laptop, I use the flag /amd -x and the first part of the install run ok, after the VM boot din’t run, and don’t give me any msg, just suspend it, with flag are using for the installation and the 1st boot for complete it??

thanks for any help..


it saying operation cancelled by the user


open as administrator


hey,i downloaded all the three files and extracted the part one,it doesnt ask for any other files.
ignoring the issue ,if i start the vm,it comes back with ‘unrecoverable error v-cpu0’


Ensure you select Microsoft Windows as Guest OS and Windows 8 x64 as the version, as stated in the tutorial. Otherwise you will receive the error that you received.


OK, I have a stable and running virtual OSX; thanks for the tutoring!
One question. I’m using the /amd64 flag for the bootloader. I assume that doing this every time it boots is the price to pay for not buying intel hardware…
But is there a way to incorporate this (the boot flag) into any of the config or .vmx file to have it run unatended?

Any help very appreciated.
And thanks again for this workaround. My geek creds have skyrocketed with my neighbors, now that I’ve told them I’m running Yosemite on an AMD VM. 😉



none of the boot flags will work!! even -x /amd, although it gives me a cannot find System/Library/KernelIs/Kernel


I tried the -x /amd to boot but it ends and say the profesor is turned off or shut down


Mike get stuck where trying to start in the bar… I have tried all the /amd 🙁


Is there a way to update os x after installing with this method? I tried updating to Sierra through the app store but got a kernel error when rebooting


On extracting, winrar ask for file #4 !!!

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